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Mil Med Res. 2017 Jul 20;4:24. doi: 10.1186/s40779-017-0133-6. eCollection 2017.

Biological effects and mechanisms of shortwave radiation: a review.

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Beijing Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing, 100850 China.

Abstract

With the increasing knowledge of shortwave radiation, it is widely used in wireless communications, radar observations, industrial manufacturing, and medical treatments. Despite of the benefits from shortwave, these wide applications expose humans to the risk of shortwave electromagnetic radiation, which is alleged to cause potential damage to biological systems. This review focused on the exposure to shortwave electromagnetic radiation, considering in vitro, in vivo and epidemiological results that have provided insight into the biological effects and mechanisms of shortwave. Additionally, some protective measures and suggestions are discussed here in the hope of obtaining more benefits from shortwave with fewer health risks.

KEYWORDS:

Biological effects; Electromagnetic radiation; Shortwave

PMID:
28729909
PMCID:
PMC5518414
DOI:
10.1186/s40779-017-0133-6
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